Clumping Bamboo (Fargesia rufa)
Fast-growing, Fargesia rufa (Dragon Head Bamboo) is an elegant, evergreen, clump-forming bamboo with short and very slender, glossy bright green canes adorned with conspicuous red sheaths. Fairly upright when young, its canes moderately arch under the weight of the foliage with age. Short and narrow, up to 4 in. long (10 cm), the leaves are shiny blue-green on the upper surface, dull gray-green beneath. Cold-tolerant, the leafy stems sway in the slightest breeze and bend, but usually do not break under snow cover. Tough and easy to grow, this non-invasive bamboo adds a unique texture and year-round appeal. Very adaptable, it makes a fine subject for containers on a patio or terrace and can be used to create an attractive low hedge. Fargesia rufa is an important food source for the famous Giant Panda. Hardy to -4ºF (-20ºC).
|Common name||Clumping Bamboo|
|Botanical name||Fargesia rufa|
|Height||6 - 10 ft.|
|Width||6 - 8 ft.|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Early Spring|